Objectives and Content
Objective: Introduction into concepts and methods in nuclear and particle physics
Content: Topics are introduced with key experiments. The course covers tools (accelerators, detectors), particles and nuclei and their substructure, symmetries and conservation laws, interactions (electromagnetic, weak, strong), electroweak theory of the Standard Model and QCD, nuclear models (quark model, liquid drop model, Fermi gas model, shell model, collective model) and Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics.
On completion of the course
the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
The student understands
- concepts in particle and nuclear physics
- key experiments in nuclear and particle physics
- have the capability of doing back-of-the-envelope calculations in a diversity of situations
The student develops further the skills to
- critical thinking
- be able to uncover "alternative facts" in public discussions
Required Previous Knowledge
Basic knowledge of minimum 60 ECTS in physics.
Forms of Assessment
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
Type of assessment: Oral examination